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Theodor Major Rudolph MD, FAAD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology
1850 43rd Avenue; Suites 4 & 5 C
Vero Beach, FL
(772) 299-4000

Dr. Theodor Rudolph is a pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Vero Beach, FL. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: nail issues, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Rudolph honors CIGNA, Aetna, Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rudolph speaks German.

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Clinical interests: Birthmarks, Contact Dermatitis, Cosmetic Dermatology, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Hair Disorders, ... (Read more)

2012 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 215
  • Uninsured Cost: $717 - $1,143
  • Medicare Cost: $644 - $1,069
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Specializes in Dermatology (Skin Disorders)
1155 35th Lane; Suite 202
Vero Beach, FL
(772) 778-7782; (772) 221-3330

Dr. Jonathan Sanders specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Sanders attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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2012 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 1,244
  • Uninsured Cost: $649 - $1,133
  • Medicare Cost: $321 - $767
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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
1325 36th Street; Suite A
Vero Beach, FL
(772) 567-1164

Dr. Donald Proctor practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include skin cancer and facial cancer. Dr. Proctor is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Facial Skin Cancer Specialist

2012 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 1,005
  • Uninsured Cost: $718 - $1,257
  • Medicare Cost: $378 - $844
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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
49 Royal Palm Point; Suite 100
Vero Beach, FL
(772) 569-5056

Dr. Robert Loewinger is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He honors Medicare insurance.

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2012 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 301
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,087 - $1,903
  • Medicare Cost: $636 - $1,061

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What is MOHS-Micrographic Surgery?

Mohs micrographic surgery is a surgical treatment for skin cancer that was developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930’s. It is the most effective technique for removing the most common types of skin cancer. For the two most common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, Mohs has a 98-99% cure rate. The remarkable thing about Mohs is that it manages to be extremely good at removing all of the cancer cells while at the same time leaving behind most of the healthy tissue, so there is a smaller wound. This makes the procedure safer, speeds up the the recovery time, and minimizes scarring.

During Mohs surgery, skin around the cancer site is mapped out and removed in thin layers. Then each layer is examined under a microscope for cancer cells, while the surgery is in progress. If cancer cells are detected, the surgery continues and another layer is removed. If the skin is clear, the surgery can be stopped. This eliminates the guesswork for surgeons. There is no need to estimate the borders or roots of the cancer and no need to remove a margin of healthy tissue to ensure that all of the cancer is removed.

Even though Mohs has a high cure rate, is safer than other treatments, and takes less tissue, not every skin cancer is treated with Mohs. First, Mohs takes quite a bit longer than traditional surgery because each layer of skin must be carefully cut, prepped, and examined. It is also more expensive and may not always be covered by insurance. In addition, for smaller or less aggressive cancers that are easier to treat, the cure rate for non-Mohs treatments is close to that of Mohs; thus, the extra time and cost of Mohs might not be justified. Other kinds of skin cancer, such as melanoma, are hard to see under a microscope. Since melanoma is so dangerous, Mohs has traditionally not been used to treat it, as there is too much risk for missed cancer cells being left behind in the body. However, recent developments in stains (which make cancer cells more visible under a microscope) may change the role of Mohs in melanoma treatment.

Mohs microsurgery has changed the way doctors treat skin cancer in the past 80 years, and it continues to gain in popularity as it increases the effectiveness and safety of skin cancer treatment.